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Annual Report, 2017-2018

posted Jul 17, 2018, 11:53 AM by Apoorva Gokhale

The Society of Robotics and Automation, VJTI (SRA) has completed 10 years of ideation, innovation and inspiration as of 2017-2018, from the time of its inception. This year the society has brought in many changes, adapting itself to the needs of the ever accelerating technology boom. In addition to the collaborative effort, students have won many accolades even on individual fronts by participating in competitions all over India, all throughout the year.

Please find attached herewith, the annual report of the achievements, and activities conducted in SRA during the academic year of 2017-2018.

We thank all our faculty coordinators, mentors, alumni and students for their continued support and strongly request suggestions for any further improvements. Following is a very short form that we request you to fill for your valuable feedback.

Link to feedback form

Thanking you in anticipation,

SRA Senate 2018 - 2019 selected!

posted Jul 10, 2018, 9:33 AM by Apoorva Gokhale

The SRA Senate for the year 2018 - 2019 has been selected! 
  •  General Secretary: Akshay Paralikar
  •  Joint-General Secretary: Shweta Kumaran
  •  Joint-General Secretary: Shishir Suvarna

Visit the Senate Profile for more information.

Robocon 2018!!

posted Mar 10, 2018, 11:48 AM by Rohit Bhaskar

We take immense pleasure to tell you that three months of endless efforts, dedication and soulful commitment of Team VJTI towards the end goal has paid off. Representing VJTI on a national level, the team secured 4th position out of 107 teams and also won the Best Manual Operator award in ABU ROBOCON 2018 held at Pune. The task was successfully completed by the manual and the automated robot by achieving rongbay in 66 seconds in the super league match. We are really proud to share this moment with everybody and also ensure to bring more fame to the institute in the coming future.

robocon 2018 awards

Visit to Aarambh learning centre, Turbhe

posted Nov 18, 2017, 10:56 AM by Rohit Bhaskar   [ updated Nov 18, 2017, 11:27 AM ]

Visit to Aarambh learning centre, Turbhe

“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”

Phil Collins

On 18th November,2017 the members of Society of Robotics and Automation (SRA) ,in association with CoE-CNDS, VJTI were invited to interact with the young minds at Aarambh learning centre, Turbhe. Our aim was to introduce them to the world of robotics and automation, and in the process kindle their curious minds with some of the amazing stuff being done at VJTI.

The day began with professor Dr. Faruk Kazi interacting with the children,all aged between 11-15 years. He stirred their minds;urging them to reminisce everything they had known or heard about robotics and its impact on modern society. Then the student members of SRA demonstrated the robots featured at the workshops;namely the line follower and the self-balancing robot. The session hit a climax with the demonstration of bioloid humanoid robot performing human exercises with intricate dexterity;inspiring awe and amusement among the young audience. The robotics session was concluded with the display of videos of some famous robotics projects.

The next session was conducted by Ms.Sneha and Mr.Neeraj of CoE-CNDS,who created awareness about the increasing impact of fossil fuels and how renewable energy like solar,wind can provide answers to sustainable development. Then they provided an overview into their research work on solar photovoltaics. Then Amit Kharwandikar of VJTI took the children to an amazing journey through the vastness of the universe that we are but a minuscule part of;and how a large part of it is yet to be explored by humankind!

The third session was an interactive session with the kids. They were given level 1 bots to try out and experience the feel of basic robotics with their own hands. Simultaneously, they were provided a demonstration of the solar energy setup.

We ended the day with a Q&A session,followed by photographs. The day was tiring;yet rewarding. The team from VJTI had a broad smile on their face throughout the day. The energy and enthusiasm shown by the children was simply infectious. We as emerging engineers felt a lot of satisfaction in inspiring young minds to take challenges of the society and come up with innovative solutions.

We would like to thank 1Step initiative by L&T Infotech,Aarambh learning centre and professor Dr. Faruk Kazi, to provide us with such a wonderful opportunity. We hope that with this session, we have started a small ripple in the minds of the children that continues to grow and inspire them to work relentlessly towards the progress of humanity.


-Team SRA

Labrynth 2017

posted Jul 28, 2017, 10:39 AM by Chirag Trasikar

The autonomous maze solving bot challenge - Labrynth 2017 was hosted in SRA on 22nd July, 2017. After a month of hard work and preparation, 7 teams clashed to reach the top. The following three teams made it to the top!

  • First Place: Shashank and Shishir's duo stood first!
  • Second Place: It's a draw! Chirag Jaiswal and Himanshu Ramrupe's team share the second place along with Vivek Chauhan, Yash Dusing and Vineet Solanki's team

Here are a few glimpses of Labrynth 2017

Round 1:

Last minute preparations seldom work :P

All the teams discussing their maze solving algorithms after the competition:

SRA Senate 2017 - 2018 selected!

posted Jul 12, 2017, 2:30 AM by Chirag Trasikar   [ updated Jul 12, 2017, 2:35 AM ]

The SRA Senate for the year 2017 - 2018 has been selected! 
  •  General Secretary: Pradeep Suresh
  •  Joint-General Secretary: Rishabh Shah
  •  Joint-General Secretary: Mujammil Patel 
Visit Senate Profile for more information.


posted Dec 28, 2016, 2:45 AM by Rohit Bhaskar

* Open-Eklavya is an open mentorship programme, organised by SRA, where you get to make your own team, choose your own project and get a mentors to help you along the way. 
* It is open for 2nd, 3rd and final year students with no branch restriction  (first year students aren't allowed).
* There will no hardware provided, project requirements have to be bought by the concerned team. You will however be guided with the place and approximate cost of purchase based on your project.
* Team size can be either 3 or 4 members, not less not more. Requests for change in the team size, won't be entertained.
* Teams will receive mentorship on all aspects of selected project through a whatsapp and Trello group.
* Every team member is required to install the 'trello' app on their phones.
* For final year students, please enter your own FYP in the 'your own project' section and we'll try and help out with it too.
* Please take up a project only if you're genuinely interested. 

Interested students please fill the link below

Wall-E: The Chase

posted Oct 14, 2013, 12:21 AM by Nachiket Kulkarni

SRA is organizing a Line Follower Robot Competition for participants of the Wall-E Workshop on 26-27 October, 2013. The arena and other details will be put up soon. Prizes worth 8,000/- to be won!!!

Wall-E 2013

posted Sep 12, 2013, 5:45 AM by Nachiket Kulkarni

Like every year SRA will be conducting the hands-on workshop Wall-E on making an Autonomous Line Follower robot for the students of VJTI on September 28-29. Those who wish to participate in it, please checkout the workshop section of the site.

Wireless Robotics Workshop

posted Jan 23, 2013, 10:21 AM by Nachiket Kulkarni

Society of Robotics and Autumation, VJTI presents a workshop on Wireless Robotics on Feb 16th & 17th!!
Learn to use RF, InfraRed, Bluetooth, GSM modules and make your own Mobile Controlled Robot!!!
To Register:
visit sra.vjti.info/workshop

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